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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9151–9163

A high-resolution, adaptive beam-shaping system for high-power lasers

Seung-Whan Bahk, Ed Fess, Brian E. Kruschwitz, and Jonathan D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9151-9163 (2010)

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A high-resolution, high-precision beam-shaping system for high-power-laser systems is demonstrated. A liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator is run in closed-loop to shape laser-beam amplitude and wavefront. An unprecedented degree of convergence is demonstrated, and important practical issues are discussed. Wavefront shaping for the applications in OMEGA EP laser is demonstrated, and other interesting examples are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2010
Published: April 16, 2010

Seung-Whan Bahk, Ed Fess, Brian E. Kruschwitz, and Jonathan D. Zuegel, "A high-resolution, adaptive beam-shaping system for high-power lasers," Opt. Express 18, 9151-9163 (2010)

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